Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Harvey Hysteria Arrives
Okay, I'll admit it. I was swept up by Harvey Hysteria.
Last Thursday evening as I was following Matt Harvey's ML debut via Yahoo's Game Channel and Twitter, I was browsing the ever-famous online auction site that we all love. As his strikeout total continued to climb and my excitement level began to intesify, I began to search in earnest for a Harvey rookie card worthy of my investment.
Call me a sucker, but it's not very often a Mets rookie takes the late edition of Baseball Tonight by storm.
After a thorough search, I finally settled on a reasonably priced "Buy It Now" lot that included a pair of 2010 Bowman Draft cards -- one chrome and one blue-bordered parallel numbered 116/399.
I fully understand that Matt Harvey is just as likely to give up six runs in 2 1/3 innings in his next start as he is to duplicate the mastery of his debut (11 Ks in 5 1/3 IP). But, at the very least, having a pair of true rookie cards of a record-breaking Mets rookie is pretty cool. And it's not like I broke the bank to make it so.
Anyhow, the cards arrived today -- just in time for career start No. 2 later tonight -- and I'm quite happy with my purchase.
Here's to many more dominant outings by Matt Harvey!
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I did the exact same thing with Alexi Amarista, a prospect the Padres picked up in a trade from the Angels. The better he was doing, the more I wanted some of his cardboard. When they first picked him up, I was able to pick up his card for 16 cents, but after he started playing regularly, the cheapest one I could get was a whole 99 cents.ReplyDelete